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First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.


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Gary Schools Scrap Summer Programs Due To Budget Woes

Summer school in Gary, Ind., isn’t what it used to be, and a budget deficit is to blame.

WBBM Newsradio–07/11/2011

A billboard in Gary, Indiana promoting Gary public schools.  (Credit: CBS)

Gary Public Schools Campaigning To Get Kids Back

There’s a battle brewing over public education in Gary, Indiana.

CBS 2–06/14/2011

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Group: Public School Funding Methods Violate Civil Rights

The head of the Chicago Urban League says the group is pressing forward with its lawsuit against the state of Illinois over the way public schools are funded across the state.

WBBM Newsradio–03/25/2011

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Fewer, Poorer Kids In Illinois Schools

A new report shows Illinois now with fewer, and poorer, schoolchildren.


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‘Moment Of Silence’ Law May Return

An Illinois law requiring a daily moment of silence in public schools may be set to make a comeback after being blocked for two years.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011

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Public Schools Welcome Tax Increase

School districts across the state are breathing a little easier today after the tax increase passed the state legislature overnight.